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Caring Economy Program Director

Ohio Organizing Collaborative

Full-Time

Posted: 10/25/2020

Application Deadline:

Location:

Cleveland, OH,
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Senior Organizer

ACRE

Full-Time

Posted: 09/4/2020

Application Deadline:

Location:

n/a,

Senior Organizer

The Action Center on Race and the Economy (ACRE) drives campaigns that seek to win structural change by directly taking on the corporations responsible for pillaging communities of color and working-class communities and harming our environment. Through partnerships with organizations involved in local racial, economic, environmental, and educational justice campaigns, we provide strategic campaign coordination and campaign infrastructure with an explicit racial justice analysis.

The Senior Organizer is responsible for externally pushing forward ACRE’s key program areas in coordination with other ACRE staff, external partners and allies. The Senior Organizer is expected to synthesize campaign strategy, research and political education into coherent external organizing

designed to advance campaigns and bring in new partners. The Senior Organizer is a Grade 2 position which currently reports to Co-ED.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Organizing with Partners
    • Support local campaigns partners are running
    • Connect multiple organizing partners working on similar work across organization
    • Develop relationships with new partners
    • Work with partners to push ACRE’s analysis
    • Keep track of current work partners are doing and support they may need
    • Help coordinate national actions
    • Represent ACRE at national campaign meetings, when appropriate
    • Work with communications team to represent ACRE publicly regarding campaign work including media appearances as a spokesperson
    • Help convene national meetings and calls with partners or public
Qualifications:
  • A strong commitment to progressive social change and racial justice, a familiarity with the issues that are central to ACRE’s work and a passion for ACRE’s vision and mission
  • Two years organizing experience with a union or grassroots community organization
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and execute organizing plans
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot issues as they arise, make contingency plans, and shift plans as needed
  • Willingness to work with a national team spread across multiple cities
  • Strong critical thinking skills and ability to think creatively and innovatively
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in politically sensitive and high-pressure environments
  • Demonstrated commitment to community and/or labor organizing and experience working with women and communities of color for social change
  • Effective time management skills, including prioritizing and managing multiple tasks, with light supervision
  • Willingness to work long and irregular hours and travel as needed (when pandemic ends)
  • A good sense of humor

The positions related to this job include

Organizer– Grade 1

Senior Organizer – Grade 2

Deputy Campaign Director – Grade 3

Campaign Director – Grade 4

How to apply

Please apply using this link – https://airtable.com/shrFR7yg8LTXMGXYJ

The salary range for this position is $66,000-$80,000. LGBTQ, women and people of color strongly encouraged to apply. Compensation is commensurate with experience. Position includes excellent benefits. Extensive travel will be required. To apply please submit your application here.

If you have any trouble with the form, please email jobs@acrecampaigns.org with the position you are applying for in the subject.

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Regional Field Director

New Virginia Majority

Seasonal

Posted: 08/20/2020

Application Deadline:

Location:

Virginia Beach,

DESCRIPTION:

New Virginia Majority is hiring a Regional Field Director to manage its paid outreach programs. Ideal candidates will be highly organized, detail-oriented and self-starters.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

The RFD is responsible for recruiting, training and managing a team of leads and canvassers with intention to meet yearly voter outreach goals. RFD’s must maintain consistent reporting, and will also be responsible for supporting community engagement and volunteer efforts. RFD’s will need to complete administrative duties as assigned. 

Required Skills: 

Competitive applicants for RFD must be goal oriented and have field organizing or electoral organizing experience. They must have strong leadership skills and experience managing a large staff.  Knowledge and experience using VAN and similar voter outreach tools is strongly preferred. Other skills required include:

  • Valid driver's license and reliable transportation 
  • Ability to work irregular/long hours 
  • Ability to meet goals on deadline and work under pressure 
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills 
  • Self- motivated and able to work independently 
  • Alignment with NVM’s ideology and goals

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

This position is full time and eligible for NVM's full package of benefits, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, as well as monthly phone and transportation allowances. Salary commensurates with experience. 

Competitive salary, including benefits. The Regional Field Director is responsible for his/her own travel to/from Virginia (if relocating) and local housing. 

Please apply at https://www.newvirginiamajority.org/jobs. Please provide your resume, cover letter, references and identify which region is your preferred employment location. 

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New Virginia Majority (NVM), Virginia’s leading civic engagement organization, builds power in working-class communities of color across the Commonwealth. We organize in communities year-round for racial, economic, and environmental justice through political education, mass-scale voter outreach, mobilization, and intensive leadership development around dozens of issues. We fight for a Virginia that is just, democratic and environmentally sustainable. We are an equal opportunity employer.

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Lead Community Organizer

New Virginia Majority

Full time

Posted: 08/20/2020

Application Deadline:

Location:

Richmond ,

New Virginia Majority (NVM), Virginia’s leading civic engagement organization, builds power in working-class communities of color across the Commonwealth. We seek conscious and skilled individuals with a deep commitment to racial and economic justice to join our team. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

POSITION:

Lead Organizer

POSITION TYPE:

Full-time

LOCATION:

Richmond, VA 

DESCRIPTION:

New Virginia Majority is looking to hire a full-time Lead Community Organizer who will recruit, engage, activate and retain members, develop leaders, build community-based leadership teams, conduct political education trainings, and execute campaign strategy on our housing campaign primarily with Latinx immigrants in the Richmond metro area.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Drive efforts to build strong relationships and identify and develop leaders into clear membership roles. Timely and aggressive follow up with leads generated by field efforts including one-on-one meetings, house visits and other methods of grassroots outreach.
  • Manage regular membership meetings with a standing agenda and supporting new leaders to facilitate meetings geared towards peer engagement and immediate activation.
  • Lead and supervise a team of 1 or more organizers.
  • Create actions, trainings and mobilization opportunities in order to activate members and activists.
  • Mobilize and track engagement of members and activists at various events and field opportunities in database.
  • Develop the political consciousness of the affiliate organizations’ leaders through popular education, reflection, leadership development and developing appropriate educational materials.
  • Provide support to leaders.
  • Participate in campaign development, strategizing and implementation.
  • Participate in building campaign coalitions and key relationships with campaign-related allies.
  • Willing to put in the hours to get the work done, including some nights and weekends.
  • Perform other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Committed to New Virginia Majority’s mission of social, racial and economic justice.
  • 2 or more years experience in community organizing and running and winning issue campaigns.
  • 1+ year experience with supervising organizing staff.
  • Ability to develop and maintain a variety of relationships on multiple levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet multiple deadlines.
  • Self-motivated and works well both independently and on a team.
  • Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and manage multiple projects.
  • Ability to take direction and constructive feedback.
  • Driver’s license and access to a car.
  • A minimum one-year commitment to the position.
  • Experience organizing immigrant communities is preferred.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English languages is a must.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

Salaries are competitive. Salary range is $45,000 - $52,000, commensurate with experience, and comes with an excellent benefits package, including health, vision, dental, and stipends for phone and transportation.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please submit a cover letter and resume and contact information for three references. Due to the high volume of applications, we are not able to respond to applicants whose candidacy is not being pursued. No phone calls or email please. 

Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

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New Virginia Majority (NVM), Virginia’s leading civic engagement organization, builds power in working-class communities of color across the Commonwealth. We organizes in communities year-round for racial, economic, and environmental justice through political education, mass-scale voter outreach, mobilization, and intensive leadership development around dozens of issues. We fight for a Virginia that is just, democratic and environmentally sustainable. We are an equal opportunity employer.

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IT Manager

New Virginia Majority

Full time

Posted: 08/20/2020

Application Deadline:

Location:

Alexandria,

New Virginia Majority (NVM), Virginia’s leading civic engagement organization, builds power in working-class communities of color across the Commonwealth. We seek conscious and skilled individuals with a deep commitment to racial and economic justice to join our team. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply. We are equal opportunity employers

POSITION:

IT Manager 

POSITION TYPE:

Full-time

LOCATION:

Northern Virginia or Richmond, VA

DESCRIPTION:

New Virginia Majority is looking to hire a full-time IT Manager who will be responsible for managing  the IT Department, including auditing and recommending technology solutions for security.  They  will have a background in PCI compliance and Windows and Mac systems. The candidate will be collaborative, adaptable, and someone that thrives in a fast paced environment. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage information technology and computer systems
  • Plan, organizer, control, and evaluate IT and electronic data operations
  • Design, develop, implement and coordinate systems, security, and procedures 
  • Ensure security of data, network access and backup systems
  • Identify problematic areas and implement strategic solutions in time
  • Create actions, training and mobilization opportunities in order to activate members and activists.
  • Mobilize and track engagement of members and activists at various events and field opportunities in the database.
  • Provide IT support to all offices (Alexandria, Chantilly, Richmond, Hampton, VA Beach)
  • Manage VPN’s
  • Responsible for setting up new electronics and distributing to staff members
  • Perform other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Committed to New Virginia Majority’s mission of social, racial and economic justice.
  • Experience with IT systems.
  • Have knowledge  and experience with VPNs
  • Ability to develop and maintain a variety of relationships on multiple levels.
  • Self-motivated; works well both independently and on a team.
  • Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, manage multiple projects.
  • Ability to take direction and constructive feedback.
  • Driver’s license and access to a car.
  • Experience organizing immigrant communities is preferred.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English languages is preferred

 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

Salaries are competitive. Salary range is $50,000 - $60,000, commensurate with experience, and comes with an excellent benefits package, including health, vision, dental, and stipends for phone and transportation.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Please submit a cover letter and resume and contact information for three references on https://www.newvirginiamajority.org/jobs. 

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Due to the high volume of applications, we are not able to respond to applicants whose candidacy is not being pursued. No phone calls please.

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New Virginia Majority (NVM), Virginia’s leading civic engagement organization, builds power in working-class communities of color across the Commonwealth. We organize in communities year-round for racial, economic, and environmental justice through political education, mass-scale voter outreach, mobilization, and intensive leadership development around dozens of issues. We fight for a Virginia that is just, democratic and environmentally sustainable. We are an equal opportunity employer.

 
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Distributed Organizing Director

New Virginia Majority

Full time

Posted: 08/20/2020

Application Deadline:

Location:

Norfolk, Richmond,

New Virginia Majority (NVM) is Virginia’s leading civic engagement organization that builds power in working-class communities of color by mobilizing and organizing thousands of voters and residents across the Commonwealth. We seek conscious and skilled individuals with a deep commitment to racial and economic justice. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.  

POSITION:

Distributed Organizing Director

POSITION TYPE:

Full-time

LOCATION:

Richmond, or Hampton Roads

DESCRIPTION:

New Virginia Majority is hiring a full-time Distributed Organizing Director who will lead New Virginia Majority’s distributed organizing pilot project.  This  campaign will prioritize the creation and launching of decentralized ‘right to vote’ chapters in key Richmond and Hampton Roads communities. The ‘right to vote’ chapters will be led by formerly incarcerated people and their loved ones who  are waging a multi year campaign to amend the constitution of Virginia so that people with felony convictions are no longer disenfranchised. This work will involve the creation and testing of a new structure of member engagement and leadership body that is replicable. We aim to apply this model to our statewide deep organizing work, as it proves successful. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Lead New Virginia’s distributed organizing model, including supervising and coaching lead community organizers
  • Training and coaching core formerly incarcerated leaders and developing those leaders to create and run their respective ‘right to vote’ chapters that allows them to grow their membership and conduct local organizing and campaign activities
  • Conducting mass trainings for members on organizing skills and the grand strategy for amending the constitution
  • Develop the political consciousness of leaders and members through popular education, reflection, leadership development and developing appropriate educational materials
  • Support actions, trainings and mobilization opportunities in order to activate members and activists
  • Participate in campaign development, strategizing and implementation internally and with statewide coalition partners 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Committed to New Virginia Majority’s mission of social, racial and economic justice
  • At least 2 years of full time experience supervising and developing  community organizers
  • At least 2 years experience with leading and executing issue campaigns successfully
  • Demonstrated ability to meet multiple deadlines and able to develop and move projects forward with independence and autonomy
  • Self-motivated and works well both independently and on a team
  • Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, manage multiple projects
  • Ability to take direction and constructive feedback
  • Experience organizing in / with communities of color and/or formerly incarcerated people
  • Driver’s license and access to a car
  • A minimum one-year commitment to the position
  • Experience with distributed organizing forms of organizing preferred

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

Salary range is $55,000-$65,000, commensurate with experience and comes with an excellent benefits package, including health, vision, dental and stipends for phone use. 

HOW TO APPLY:

Please submit a cover letter and resume and contact information for three references. Due to the high volume of applications, we are not able to respond to applicants whose candidacy is not being pursued. No phone calls or email please.

Due to the high volume of applications, we are not able to respond to applicants whose candidacy is not being pursued. No phone calls or email please. 

 

New Virginia Majority is an equal opportunity employer. NVM recruits, hires, trains and promotes without regard to race, creed, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability condition or marital status. NVM hires employees based upon qualifications, experience and training required for successful performance of the job as defined in the written job description.

 
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Digital Organizing Intern

New Virginia Majority

Temporary

Posted: 08/20/2020

Application Deadline:

Location:

Richmond ,

New Virginia Majority (NVM), Virginia’s leading civic engagement organization, builds power in working-class communities of color across the Commonwealth. We seek conscious and skilled individuals with a deep commitment to racial and economic justice to join our team. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

POSITION:

Digital Organizing Intern

POSITION TYPE:

Full-time 6 month with a possibility of extension

LOCATION:

Richmond, Hampton Roads or Remote

DESCRIPTION:

New Virginia Majority is looking for a digital organizing intern to help implement digital strategy at the policy, political and organizing level, grow social media presence and engagement, and support and build campaigns and organizing efforts. This position is a 6 months temporary position with the possibility to extend. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support staff in maintaining robust presence on all digital platforms including email, social media and website, producing compelling, timely content
  • Support digital campaigns strategies to grow online membership and engagement of our online supporters in taking action.
  • Help drive social media, email, online advertising strategy
  • Develop strategies aimed at targeting,  building and retaining membership segments based on issue, campaign, demographic and other variables to deepen activism and engagement among members with specific interests
  • Track, understand and apply analytics and metrics to measure effectiveness of tools and strategies
  • Support high quality and timely web site presence; ensure ease of navigation, message consistency, relevance and engagement opportunities for visitors.
  • Support tracking metrics and trends
  • Support building graphics for campaigns
  • Perform other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Committed to New Virginia Majority’s mission of social, racial, and economic justice.
  • At least 2 years experience creating high-quality digital content and campaigns to move people to take action.
  • Excellent project management and time management skills: ability both rapidly respond to day-to-day needs while conceiving and implementing bigger projects over time
  • Ability to develop and maintain a variety of relationships on multiple levels.
  • Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, manage multiple projects.
  • Ability to take direction and constructive feedback.
  • Excellent organizational skills including superior attention to detail.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English languages is preferred

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

Salaries are competitive. Hourly pay is $17/hr  with stipends for phone and transportation.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please submit a cover letter and resume with contact information for three references to 

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Due to the high volume of applications, we are not able to respond to applicants whose candidacy is not being pursued. No phone calls please.

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New Virginia Majority (NVM), Virginia’s leading civic engagement organization, builds power in working-class communities of color across the Commonwealth. We organize around issues of racial, economic, and environmental justice year-round through mass political education, intensive leadership development, mobilization, and mass voter outreach. We fight for a Virginia that is just, democratic and environmentally sustainable. We are an equal opportunity employer.

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